恭喜发财 Happy Chinese New Year!

Adriane Carr

Vancouver City Councillor, Green Party of Vancouver 

On behalf of the Green Party of Vancouver, we extend our warmest wishes to those celebrating Chinese New Year here in Vancouver and around the world.

柯愛娟 Adriane Carr

溫哥華市綠黨市議員 

農曆新年是中華文化最重要的節日。此節日將匯聚家庭與社區,慶祝馬年的到來。我們代表溫哥華綠黨衷心地祝福溫哥華以及全球華人新春快樂、恭喜發財。

Chinese New Year marks the most important Chinese Holiday. On this holiday, families and communities come together to celebrate the Year of the Horse.

新年是一個回顧過去與展望未來的好時機。雖然溫哥華與全球都在面臨多種挑戰,如民主與氣候變化,影響著每個人,但挑戰也使我們聯合在一起,凝聚力量,改善現狀,克服困難。

The 15 day celebration is an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward with hope. In Vancouver and around the world we are facing challenges such as democracy and climate change that affect everyone and can unite us all as we work towards solutions together.

The Chinese-Canadian community is strongest here in Vancouver. Since the 19th Century, Chinese workers have made tremendous contributions in building railways and the country, yet having persevered through hardship and unequal treatment. Not only do we need to recognize the dark spots in our history, but we also must recognize the contributions made by earlier generations and today’s Chinese community in Vancouver. Many Chinese community organizations have put in tremendous efforts towards sustainability in our society and economy. They have established support programs for new Chinese-speaking immigrants so that they can have a smooth transition into their new lives here in Vancouver. One of the most important aspects for new immigrants to consider is becoming an informed voter. The thriving Chinese-language media in this city is succeeding in engaging new immigrants in the electoral process.

溫哥華的華裔是加拿大最重要的華僑社區。自從十九世紀,早期華工就為鐵路與國家計畫付出巨大貢獻,卻經歷了貧苦生活與不平等對待。我們不僅需正視黑暗的歷史,也需賞識過去與今日華裔社區對社會重要的貢獻。各大華裔社區機構不斷地為建設永續的社會與經濟付出努力,為新移民創辦了成功的計畫與服務,改善移民經歷。新移民生活重要的一個環節是瞭解民主和參與選舉。在這方面,本市興旺的各大中文媒體有效地幫助著新移民瞭解溫哥華的民主進程。

May the year of the Horse bring you good fortune, good health and prosperity!

 祝您新年愉快,身體健康,馬年奔騰!

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